There is a risk that the foundation's alleged disregard for its duty to serve others rather than one family's personal interests could become more commonplace.
The Donald J. Trump Foundation allegedly violated charitable norms and laws.
When public universities and their foundations take large sums of money from political and strategic philanthropists, they can’t safeguard academic freedom unless there's some transparency.
The nation's biggest gun advocacy group operates as a bundle of distinct organizations. It's a fairly common arrangement, followed also by the likes of Planned Parenthood and the ACLU.
American charitable foundations have gradually established themselves as key players in the African academic sector. If the benefits have been remarkable, there are risks as well.
The foundation initially seemed well-suited for cleaning up Bill Clinton's legacy after the Monica Lewinsky scandal's ugliness. That's no longer true.
Amazon's founder turned to Twitter to crowdsource ideas for his charitable giving. This populist approach and his preference for short-term results set Jeff Bezos apart from other mega-donors.
Big cash infusions can give nonprofit journalism a much-needed boost. But the ailing news industry needs more consistent funding.
In 'The Givers,' author David Callahan warns that today's mega-rich philanthropists wield too much political clout. He may be exaggerating their power and lowballing the public's own strength.
Given Trump's substantial conflicts of interest, the foundation's admission of self-dealing should sound a warning to both the president-elect and voters as he takes the oath of office.
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The Trump Foundation has received lots of scrutiny in recent months questioning how much the candidate gives, where the charity's money comes from and how it's used. Here's what we know so far.
The current lack of transparency in Australian philanthropy raises ethical questions. Far from being a solely private activity, philanthropy needs greater public accountability.
There is a view that philanthropy from super-wealthy individuals, rather than government policy, will be the force that changes the world for the better. But this seems unlikely in Australia.